Come to London Paddington in January and February 2014 as the capital is host to a number of events. There so much happening in London, don’t forget to plan your year ahead, making sure you don't miss out on: New Year’s Day Parade, London’s Ice Sculpting Festival, Valentine’s day, and the astounding Chinese New Year’s celebrations.
London’s New Years Day Parade crowns the capitals festive season. With over 10,000 performers representing each of London Boroughs in conjunction with other countries from around the globe, including acrobats, dancers, musicians and many more. Starting in Piccadilly and ending in Parliament Square, the Parade is an event not to be missed.
London is also host to the Ice Sculpting Festival which is a truly remarkable four day, free festival taking place in Canary Wharf. Whether you’re young or old, going to watch artists create works of art from a block of ice is an unmissable event. The artists are divided into teams and they battle it out to claim artistic glory. Don’t miss the action as chisels and chainsaws carve out fragments of the crystal clear Ice-blocks, creating mesmerising work before your eyes.
London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest across the globe outside of Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people travel to London’s West End, to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (Happy New Year). The Celebration usually takes place on January 31st but this year it will fall on February 2nd starting From Charring Cross Road at 10.00 am and passing through Trafalgar Square, host to the main stage, featuring visiting artists from China.
The time of year has come to treat that special someone, Why not spend it in London, with hundreds of quirky, sweet and spectacular events including West End Shows, Oxo Tower Restaurant reservations, or the Royal Festival Hall’s ‘Skylon’.
Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or with family and friends in 2014, why not stay in one of our top rate budget hotels in London Paddington Elysee Hotel offers 10% off any stay from 1st January 2014